What is Selah Vie?
- An end-of-summer retreat for undergraduate & graduate students of all ages (including seminary students) from across the country
- An opportunity to hit pause on life to experience God through worship, small groups, workshops, nature, and fun
- A gift of time to help us slow down, breathe more deeply, and catch up to our bodies - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually
- Seminary students will have the opportunity to meet and network with CBF ministry leaders
Meet Our Presenters
This year's presenters are experts at putting the ancient (and often hard to understand) words of the Bible into language that is accessible and approachable to modern-day readers (that's us!). As both teachers and preachers, they will guide us each day in thinking critically about Scripture, as well as offering handles for interpretation and application to our lives.
Jennifer Garcia Bashaw (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Ministry at Campbell University in North Carolina. She has a passion for teaching the Bible on a lay level and contributes social media content to outlets such as Baptist News Global and The Bible for Normal People, where she is a nerd-in-resident. Jennifer is an ordained American Baptist minister who enjoys preaching as well as training and resourcing pastors. She is the author of Scapegoats: The Gospel through the Eyes of Victims and the forthcoming John for Normal People: A Guide through the Drama and Depth of the Fourth Gospel. Jennifer and her husband Kerry live in Fuquay-Varina, NC, with their three amazing kids, Noah, Riley, and Isaac (17, 14, and 11). They love hiking, playing tennis, watching musicals, and playing board games together.
Josh James (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is an affiliate Old Testament faculty member at Fuller Seminary, a commissioned CBF church starter (who has vowed never to start another church ever again! we can talk about that), and a full-time pastor of a CBF church in Salisbury, Maryland. He is the author of a super nerdy book called The Storied Ethics of the Thanksgiving Psalms and another, much more accessible and fun volume on Psalms, Psalms for Normal People: A Guide to the Most Relentlessly Theological Book in the Bible. The latter is part of The Bible for Normal People podcast's commentary series. When Josh isn't doing church or seminary things, he runs ultramarathons, coaches his kids' baseball teams (Abe and Jude, ages 9 and 7), and watches copious amounts of television with his wife (Kate).